logbook

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English[edit]

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traditional logbook on a ship

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Etymology[edit]

1670s, log +‎ book, originally a record of a ship’s speed and progress, from a wooden float (chip log, or simply log) used to measure speed.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: log‧book
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Noun[edit]

logbook ‎(plural logbooks)

  1. (nautical) A book in which measurements from the ship's log are recorded, along with other salient details of the voyage.
  2. (by extension) A book in which events are recorded; a journal, especially of travel.
  3. (Britain) A record of the ownership, and licensing of a motor car

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References[edit]

  1. ^ logbook” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).